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New Metrics
by Stephanie Bertels, November 6, 2017
Our corporate partners were increasingly being asked to contextualize their sustainability goals and performance. They wanted to understand what tools were available and how to approach the issue of...
Collaboration
by Sustainable Brands, November 3, 2017
Veolia North America and the Wharton School’s Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) have released a report detailing the demonstrated success and future potential for public-...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 3, 2017
Just in time for Thanksgiving, Ad Council and the Natural Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) Save the Food national public service campaign have launched a digital portion planning calculator...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, November 3, 2017
As part of its CanopyStyle initiative, environmental NGO Canopy has released an updated and expanded edition of its Hot Button Report, a ranking of eleven viscose and rayon producers that represent...
Cleantech
by Sustainable Brands, November 3, 2017
Renewable energy solutions are on the rise, particularly in the realm of efficiency and storage advancements, making emissions-free electricity more accessible and affordable for all. One drawback,...
The Next Economy
by Banning Garrett, November 2, 2017
At some point in the future — and in some ways, we are already seeing this — the amount of physical stuff moving around the world will peak and begin to decline. By “stuff,” I am referring to liquid...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, November 2, 2017
From empowerment, optimism and sustainability in space to a whole strategy designed to ‘Make It Better,’ SB’17 Copenhagen rounded out with a host of speakers espousing positivity as a key component...
Walking the Talk
by Libby MacCarthy, November 2, 2017
Launched during SB’17 Detroit, the Practice of Purpose Project seeks to drive the widespread adoption of social purpose by identifying the differences between traditional marketing and marketing...
Waste Not
by Sustainable Brands, November 2, 2017
Around a third of all food that is produced is lot at some point across the food supply chain. Globally, this equates to around 1.6 gigatons (GT) of food waste, of which 1.3 GT is still edible at the...
Marketing and Comms
by Nick Gardner, November 1, 2017
Shifting an entire product portfolio to align with an ambitious sustainability strategy is no small feat. Even those considered leaders in corporate sustainability are still refining their approach....
Marketing and Comms
by Daniel Matthews, November 1, 2017
When I was a kid, after a certain point I stopped wanting to do the things my parents forced me to do. You may have had a similar experience. The harder your parents tried to make you stay away from...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Sustainable Brands, November 1, 2017
As allegedly the first company ever, Chr. Hansen — a Danish bioscience giant that produces natural ingredients for the food, beverage, dietary supplements and agricultural industry — has...
The Next Economy
by Sustainable Brands, November 1, 2017
How a T-Shirt Is Driving a Circular Economy by Melanie Vella In this main stage session, Forum for the Future CEO Sally Uren returned to interview Jeffrey Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer at...
Business Case
by Libby MacCarthy, October 31, 2017
Consumer demand for more socially and environmentally responsible products continues to rise, a trend that is increasingly putting pressure on companies to embrace materials and processes with less...
Walking the Talk
by Sustainable Brands, October 31, 2017
As we continue to explore our global theme of "Redefining the Good Life," we kicked off our second annual Copenhagen conference with fresh perspectives from a host of Scandinavian and European...
Product, Service & Design Innovation
by Sustainable Brands, October 31, 2017
Today at SB’17 Copenhagen, Makersite co-founder Christoph Wilfert will take attendees through the new features and expanded functionality of the all-in-one open data platform for eco-design, product...
Behavior Change
by Tom Idle, October 30, 2017
What better way to kick off Sustainable Brands ‘17 Copenhagen than to explore the personal motivations behind changing consumer behaviours in favour of society and planet? In a deep-dive, research-...
Marketing and Comms
by Michael Laermann, October 30, 2017
When it comes to sustainability communications, it seems like small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been operating on the dark side of the moon. From a global perspective, even though many...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, October 30, 2017
Corporate sustainability goes far beyond carbon emissions and water efficiency. Workplace gender equality is quickly catching up to science-based targets and circular design in terms of the elements...
Chemistry, Materials & Packaging
by Jonne Hellgren, October 30, 2017
Maybe you remember visiting a post office to pick up one of your online purchases and seeing the hundreds, even thousands, of packages going to other shoppers — to be used once and thrown away. Sure...
Organizational Change
by Sustainability ..., October 30, 2017
The international Fair-Trade Town movement encourages authorities, corporates, retail outlets and community groups to promote fair trade and spread understanding of fair-trade concepts across its...
Behavior Change
by Tom Szaky, October 27, 2017
October is Campus Sustainability Month (CSM), an international celebration of sustainability in higher education. One focus of this year’s CSM is the conservation of water, a natural resource that...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 27, 2017
Companies operating in the apparel industry could be missing out on new opportunities for growth by not digitizing data on leftovers from garment factories, says a new report by H&M Foundation...
Finance & Investment
by Sustainable Brands, October 27, 2017
Building on its larger social impact strategy, which seeks to support the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, Visa has launched the newly-incorporated Visa Foundation. As its...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 27, 2017
The issue of worker exploitation and forced labor continues to gain global attention, as more and more companies rise to the challenge to align their operations with the UN Sustainable Development...
Supply Chain
by Daniel Hill, October 26, 2017
More and more companies are making public commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions outside of their own operations. Why? Because compared to scope 1 and 2 emissions (from direct activities),...
New Metrics
by Bill Baue, October 26, 2017
Sustainability requires contextualization within thresholds. That’s what sustainability is all about. Allen White, co-founder, Global Reporting Initiative The part can never be well unless the whole...
Leadership
by Ashwin Subramaniam, October 26, 2017
In a country infamous for being the second-biggest contributor of plastic waste to the oceans, a city in West Java has achieved a close to 100 percent segregation rate. This is how Depok transformed...
Supply Chain
by Sustainable Brands, October 25, 2017
Soy and beef production have played significant roles in the exploitation of the Amazonian rainforest, but the rollout of regulations to protect these precious natural resources have had unexpected...
Organizational Change
by Libby MacCarthy, October 25, 2017
Stella McCartney has long been an advocate for responsible, sustainable fashion and was one of the first high profile labels to put forth products that struck the perfect balance of aesthetics and...

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